This month we’ve been trying out Guru trip bones, Furbo pet camera, Pet Teezer dog brush, Eco Dog Designs accessories and Hownd paw wipes and we have some exciting news from Pets Pyjamas.
We love trying out new toys, treats and gizmos for dog owners, so if you have a product you’d like us to review, please get in touch!
Guru trip bones
These kept popping up on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, so it was rude not to order a couple for Daisy to try!
I’ve never heard of a trip bone before, but the idea behind them is that it’s a compact meal that you can take if you’re on a day out with your dog.
Or, you can use them as a treat and let your dog munch away. This is what we did and it proved the perfect distraction for Daisy while I was on the phone, doing my work and ignoring her, how dare I?!
We went for the chicken ones and she thoroughly enjoyed them. They last a few days and don’t make too much mess when buried in the sofa - phew.
As they’re cold pressed, the food is mixed at low temperatures, meaning more natural nutrients are retained and Guru say their food is as close to your dog’s natural diet as you can get.
We love that they contain green lipped mussel extract and lots of other oils too - great for supporting the joints of senior dogs like Daisy.
£1.99 for two small bones at www.gurupetfood.com
Daisy tries out her Trip Bone
Furbo pet camera
Furbo sent us a camera to review for a feature for a piece I wrote for the Independent - 7 best cameras for pets
They were kind enough to let us keep it and we are so pleased, so thought we would review on the blog too.
Furbo has a sleek design and is quite small so doesn’t take up too much space - ideal in a tiny house like mine.
The wooden lid on top of the treat store fits in with my interiors too.
It has a treat dispenser, so you can feed your dog when their home alone.
You log into the app which is really simple to use. It has a two way speaker, so you can hear them and they can hear you too if you use the microphone button to speak to them (I don’t as I'd rather not confuse Daisy) then, you can toss them a treat.
It has night vision, so you can check on your dog while you’re in bed, or when you first wake in the morning - Daisy loves a lie in.
Another good feature is the bark detector which only alerts if your dog woofs - ideal for when the window cleaner turns up so you can dash home.
There’s lots of pet cams on the market but this is our fave - and we said this before they agreed to gift one!
£239 www.furbo.com Keep an eye on their social media though as they do have offers on!
The Furbo is great for keeping tabs on your pooch when you're apart
Pet Teezer brush
We interviewed Shaun Pulfrey about why he created the Tangle Teezer for dogs earlier this month and his PR very kindly gave us two following their launch - thanks Alex at Bark and Beyond!
A lot of thought has gone into creating this product, and I’m already a big fan of the human Tangle Teezers - they have been a lifesaver when I’ve been looking after my god-daughters and Daisy’s human sisters Hannah and Millie!
There are two types, the purple and black De-Shedding and the pink and yellow De-Tangling. As Daisy has a coarse coat, the purple one works best for her.
We’ve used other brushes to strip her loose hair - she moults a LOT - but they always feel quite harsh on her skin as the combs are made of metal.
With the Pet Teezer, it feels more of a tickle and she is much more receptive to being brushed - plus Hannah and Millie loved it so they enjoyed giving her a groom.
The real test for this will be as summer approaches and she really starts to moult, so I’ll update this then!
£10 at Pets at Home (soon to be going to up to £12)
Daisy with her new Pet Teezer and Hownd paw wipes!
Yup You Stink Hownd Paw Wipes
These were sent for us to try out along with the Pet Teezer brush and my eyes lit up when I read the packet because…. they wipe off fox poo.
Daisy loves rolling in fox poo but as she’s not been very well recently, she’s not been off the lead so much, and hasn’t been able to indulge in her fave pastime. I feel quite guilty about this now.
So instead we put them to the test after a run around on a muddy field and they did a great job of cleaning her up.
They’re cruelty free, alcohol and paraben free and are orange and bergamot scented and contain aloe and essential oils, so totally dog friendly.
The pack is small enough to put in your bag and an essential for all terrier pawrents - far better than trying to use baby wipes to wipe poo off your dog before you put them back in the car.
It’s a huge paws up from us!
£2.95 for five large wipes - one is all that is needed www.dogslovehownd.com
Eco Dog Design collar, lead, bandana and poo bag holder
We met Paula at NE dog fest over the summer and fell in love with her designs and you will have seen us share photos of Daisy’s Hearts lead and collar for Valentine’s Day.
Paula hand makes all of her accessories in Gateshead, just round the corner from Daisy’s dad’s (which is far too convenient!)
Her creations are just gorgeous and the attention to detail really finishes them off and as well as the hearts we have the comic print too.
Each collar has a little handmade tag on and the leads have a lovely charm with ‘love my dog’ on one side and a paw print on the other as well as a padded handle for comfort.
The poo bag holders come with a clip on so you can attach them to the D ring on the dog’s lead, or take it off and put it on your handbag if you’re using an extender lead.
Paula is doing flowers to attach to collars as well as bandanas which are just gorgeous so I’m sure you’ll be spotting one on Daisy soon!
Daisy wears a small. Bandana £6, Flower £12, Lead £15, Collar £12, Carrier £7.50 www.ecodogdesigns.com
Check out the cute charm and padding on Daisy's Eco Dog Design lead
Pets Pyjamas Travel Edit
We LOVE a dog friendly break and as 2018 is the Year of the Dog, pet travel experts at Pets Pyjamas have created a special Pet Travel Edit magazine.
Not surprisingly, 70% of pet owners say they want to holiday with their furry friend and the website offers more than 2,000 properties, from fancy 5 star hotels to Shepherd huts.
Free pet places come as standard and each furry guest receives a £20 travel kit filled with essentials, treats and a bandana so they can smarten up for dinner!
The Pet Travel Edit is a 16 page magazine packed with essential information for owners on what to take when you holiday with their pet.
Even if you’ve packed for your pooch endless times like us, it’s a handy checklist and details all you need to know about the pet passport scheme and travelling by train, plane, ferry, bus and the Eurotunnel.
Plus there’s lots of lovely pet friendly places to check out and an interview with I’m A Celeb’s Laura Whitmore and her Maltipoo Mick.
Wilson, one of the Pets Pyjamas hotel inspectors, with his travel kit!
Finally, thank you Pets Pyjamas for Daisy’s gift box.
She was thrilled with it - you can see her before photos on her Instagram - best not to share the afters...
If you enjoyed this post, you might like to read Why Harriet decided to invent TROUSERS for dogs, or if you're looking for staycation inspiration, check out Our trip to Britain's most dog friendly holiday homes - Letheringham Water Mill in Suffolk.